Ryan Reynolds’ new game show… K-Pop YouTube records… Taylor Swift wrote a $113K check… Wendy Williams has a new ride… and Actress Felicity Huffman says she’s “ashamed”
Who doesn’t love a good game show? Ryan Reynolds wants in on one, so he’s producing a new game show for ABC called “Don’t.” Ryan said, “All my life, the word ‘don’t’ has tortured me. From ‘don’t curse’ to ‘don’t play ball in the house’ to ‘don’t eat the crab salad you left in the sun for three days.’ I cannot wait for my personal trauma to become the next great ABC family show.” So how does “Don’t” work? Families of four work together on mental and physical tasks with only one rule — Don’t do something. It could be don’t slip or don’t laugh or don’t scream or don’t WHATEVER. If the family successfully completes that task, they earn money. If they fail, one of the family members is eliminated and then it’s on to the next assignment. When only one of them remains, that person competes on his or her own and whatever money is earned, the family gets to keep. Got it?
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 8, 2019
When you think K-Pop, you most likely think of Korean boy bands. But let’s give the all-female K-Pop group BlackPink some props because they broke SEVERAL YouTube records with their new music video for “Kill This Love.” As of this morning, the video had 136 million views, but it took them only 2.6 days to hit the 100 million mark. PSY’s “Gentleman” got bumped down to second because it took him 2.8 days to hit that mark. BlackPink also beat Ariana Grande for most views in 24 hours. “Kill This Love” had 56.7 million” “thank u, next” had 55.4 million. BlackPink is the first Asian girl group to hit #1 on iTunes. The video has 136M views as of this morning.
— YouTube Music (@youtubemusic) April 8, 2019
Taylor Swift is really upset about some bills being pushed inside Tennessee’s Republican-controlled General Assembly that would affect the rights of the LGBTQ community living in her state. So she wrote a $113K check to the Tennessee Equality Project — an organization that fights for LGBTQ rights. She included a hand-written letter on her personalized stationery embossed with “TAYLOR SWIFT — BORN IN 1989 — LOVES CATS.” She wrote, “I’m writing you to say that I’m so inspired by the work you do, specifically in organizing the recent petition of Tennessee faith leaders standing up against the ‘Slate of Hate’ in our state legislature. Please convey my heartfelt thanks to them and accept this donation to support the work you and those leaders are doing. I’m so grateful that they’re giving all people a place to worship. Sincerely, Taylor Swift (heart)” Meantime, Oprah has donated $2 million to relief efforts in Puerto Rico, still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria in September 2017.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 9, 2019
Wendy Williams took her one week spring break and was back to work on Monday. While she was on hiatus, Wendy was photographed riding around one of the motorized shopping carts at Walmart at 4 in the morning! She got a little emotional explaining what happened during her Hot Topics segment. Wendy said she and some people from her sober house took a camping trip to upstate New York over the weekend and they were getting their supplies at Walmart. And by the way, she is still wearing her wedding ring. Remember, she said until it’s off her finger, don’t talk to her about it!
Radar told you first! https://t.co/BDFJpRUYKE
— Radar Online (@radar_online) April 8, 2019
Felicity Huffman, 13 other parents and an athletic coach have all entered guilty please in the college admissions cheating scandal. In her plea deal, Felicity could serve anywhere from 0-6 months. It’s up to a judge to decide. Perhaps to help the judge with that decision, Felicity released a statement saying she accepts full responsibility for paying $15K to correct her oldest daughter’s SAT scores. Felicity said, “I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.” She also said her daughter knew nothing about what she’d done and she’s basically sorry for the pain she’s caused everyone on the planet. Felicity’s apology has gotten mixed reactions on social media. Some are saying it’s not enough. One even suggested she donate her money to students who can’t afford college. But for many people, apology accepted! One tweeted, “I know it’s easy to drag Felicity Huffman at this point, but this is a good apology. That said, our society has a weird obsession about browbeating people into apologizing. If/when apology comes, it’s never good enough for everyone.” True that. There are 37 people still charged who haven’t entered pleas yet, including Lori Laughlin and her husband Mossimo.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 8, 2019